About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs

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Early Sunburst carpet, Khanate Period, late 18th century, Karabagh or Kuba Province, Azerbaijan. Washington, Textile Museum, R 36.2.3 (formerly 2.65). Size: 237 x 565 cm, 7'9" x 18'6". Published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 16; Ellis 1970 - fig.12